What is the entomology of the word " a hotdog"?


:) What I mean is etymology. Sorry for this mistake.

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago
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    The *etymology* (entomology is the study of insects) is said to hark back to the early 1900s, when some sausages were thought by some to contain dog meat. The term was popularised by a cartoonist called T A Dorgan.


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  • 10 years ago

    What a great question!

    The word "hotdog" came into being around 1900 in a comic strip by Tad Dorgan. It is said that its appearance resembles a dachshund wearing a blanket, and that lent to its name. It is especially associated as a snack at ballgames. Whatever the conceiving image or association, "hotdog" is firmly established in America with festive activities.

    Oh, one other thing: "entomology" is the study of insects. The word you want is "etymology" which is the study of words and their development.

    Source(s): A Second Browser's Dictionary by John Ciardi
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